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Userrepository using mirrors

For a few months, I considered using the mirror service from Fosshost in userrepository.eu. The service results from a partnership between Fosshost and Fastly, giving projects access to several PoP’s around the globe.

Finally, a few days ago, I enabled the service. I also created a package with the mirror’s list, userrepository-mirrors, available in my repository and AUR. The package has all the instructions for enabling the mirrors and what to do if you already have userrepository in your /etc/pacman.conf configuration.

The mirror service syncs every 4 hours. After each build, partial or full, the updated packages will be pushed to the servers with rsync.

If you’re wondering why it took me so long, the answer is simple: fibromyalgia and pain 24/7.


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Updates on my Arch/Manjaro repository

Ever since Carlos Silva left a comment on my last post about this repository, I was left wondering if it wouldn’t be better to migrate my current VM to Scaleway. The price/specs seemed better and for the marginal difference of €1 I would get a dual-core virtual machine with 2GB of RAM and 50Gb of disk space.

After a couple of weeks of reflection, I bought a “Start1-S” VPS for €3,99/month and I’ve been (successfully) testing aurto to manage the repository updates. Things have been working out so great that I bought the userrepository.eu domain.

(I will add a certificate to the website, I promise!)

The address has all the instructions for you to add it to your system. But in case you can’t visit right now, here’s what you need to add to the /etc/pacman.conf file:

[aurto]
Server = http://51.15.233.8
SigLevel = Optional TrustAll

I remind you, dear reader, that this repo only contains AUR packages.